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A58MD / A58MG / A58ML Setup Manual

FCC Information and Copyright


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee that
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Dichiarazione di conformit
sintetica
Ai sensi dellart. 2 comma 3 del D.M.
275 del 30/10/2002
Si dichiara che questo prodotto
conforme alle normative vigenti e
soddisfa i requisiti essenziali richiesti
dalle direttive
2004/108/CE, 2006/95/CE e
1999/05/CE
quando ad esso applicabili

Short Declaration of conformity


We declare this product is complying
with the laws in force and meeting all
the essential requirements as specified
by the directives
2004/108/CE, 2006/95/CE and
1999/05/CE
whenever these laws may be applied

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction ...............................................................1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5

Before You Start......................................................................... 1


Package Checklist ..................................................................... 1
Motherboard Specifications ....................................................... 2
Rear Panel Connectors ............................................................. 3
Motherboard Layout .................................................................. 4

Chapter 2: Hardware Installation ................................................5


2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7

Install Central Processing Unit (CPU) ....................................... 5


Install a Heatsink ....................................................................... 5
Connect Cooling Fans ............................................................... 7
Install System Memory .............................................................. 8
Expansion Slots ....................................................................... 10
Jumper Setting .........................................................................11
Headers & Connectors ............................................................ 12

Chapter 3: UEFI BIOS & Software.............................................16


3.1
3.2
3.3

UEFI BIOS Setup .................................................................... 16


BIOS Update ........................................................................... 16
Software................................................................................... 21

Chapter 4: Useful Help ..............................................................24


4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5

Driver Installation..................................................................... 24
AMI BIOS Beep Code.............................................................. 25
Troubleshooting ....................................................................... 25
RAID Functions ....................................................................... 26
AMD DUAL Graphics Technology ........................................... 28

Appendix: Specifications In Other Languages .......................30


Arabic ......................................................................................................... 30
French ........................................................................................................ 32
German....................................................................................................... 34
Italian .......................................................................................................... 36
Japanese .................................................................................................... 38
Polish.......................................................................................................... 40
Portuguese ................................................................................................. 42
Russian....................................................................................................... 44
Spanish....................................................................................................... 46

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1

Before You Start

Thank you for choosing our product. Before you start installing the
motherboard, please make sure you follow the instructions below:
Prepare a dry and stable working environment with
sufficient lighting.
Always disconnect the computer from power outlet before
operation.
Before you take the motherboard out from anti-static bag,
ground yourself properly by touching any safely grounded
appliance, or use grounded wrist strap to remove the static
charge.
Avoid touching the components on motherboard or the rear
side of the board unless necessary. Hold the board on the
edge, do not try to bend or flex the board.
Do not leave any unfastened small parts inside the case
after installation. Loose parts will cause short circuits which
may damage the equipment.
Keep the computer from dangerous area, such as heat
source, humid air and water.
The operating temperatures of the computer should be 0 to
45 degrees Celsius.
To avoid injury, be careful of:
Sharp pins on headers and connectors
Rough edges and sharp corners on the chassis
Damage to wires that could cause a short circuit

1.2

Package Checklist
;
;
;
;

Serial ATA Cable x2


Rear I/O Panel for ATX Case x1
Installation Guide x1
Fully Setup Driver DVD x1

Note: The package contents may be different due to the sales region or models in which it was
sold. For more information about the standard package in your region, please contact your dealer
or sales representative.

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1.3

Motherboard Specifications
Specifications
Socket FM2+/FM2 for AMD A-series processor

CPU Support

Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power): 100Watt

Chipset

AMD A55 FCH

* Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for CPU support list.


Supports Dual Channel DDR3 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133/ 2400(OC)/
2600(OC)
Memory

2 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot, Max. Supports up to 32 GB Memory


Each DIMM supports non-ECC 512MB/ 1/ 2/ 4/ 8/ 16 GB DDR3 module
* Please refer to www.biostar.com.tw for Memory support list.
AMD A55 FCH

Storage

4x SATA 3Gb/s Connector


Supports RAID 0,1,10 & AHCI
Realtek RTL 8111G (A58MD, A58MG)

LAN

10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability
Realtek RTL 8106E (A58ML)
10/ 100 Mb/s auto negotiation, Half / Full duplex capability

Audio Codec
USB
Expansion Slots

ALC662
5.1 Channels, High Definition Audio
AMD A55 FCH
8x USB 2.0 port (4 on rear I/Os and 4 via internal headers)
1x PCIe x1 Slot
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot (Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0.)
1x PS/2 Mouse
1x PS/2 Keyboard
1x VGA Port

Rear I/Os

1x DVI Port (A58MD)


1x LAN port
4x USB 2.0 Port
3x Audio Jack
4x SATA 3.0Gb/s Connector
2x USB 2.0 Header (each header supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
1x 4-Pin Power Connector
1x 24-Pin Power Connector
1x CPU Fan Connector

Internal I/Os

1x System Fan Connector


1x Front Panel Header
1x Front Audio Header
1x Clear CMOS Header
1x Serial Port Header
1x Chassis Speaker Header

Form Factor

microATX Form Factor, 218 mm x 174 mm


Windows XP / 7 / 8

OS Support

Biostar reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without
notice.

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Rear Panel Connectors


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Note 1:
Note 2:
Note 3:

Note 4:

DVI-D / VGA Output require an AMD family processor with intedrated graphics.
The mainboard supports two independent display outputs. (A58MD)
Since the audio chip supports High Definition Audio Specification, the function of each
audio jack can be defined by software. The input / output function of each audio jack
listed above represents the default setting. However, when connecting external
microphone to the audio port, please use the Line In (Blue) and Mic In (Pink) audio jack.
Maximum resolution:
Outputs
DVI-D
VGA

Maximum resolution
1920 x 1200 @60Hz
2560 x 1600 @60Hz
1920 x 1600 @60Hz

Bit Depth
30 bpp
24 bpp
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Motherboard Layout

Note: represents the 1st pin.

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CHAPTER 2: HARDWARE INSTALLATION


2.1

Install Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Step 1: Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard

Step 2: Pull the socket locking out from the socket and then raise the lever up
to a 90-degree angel.

Step 3: Look for the white triangle on socket, and the gold triangle on CPU
should point towards this white triangle. The CPU will fit only in the
correct orientation.

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Step 4: Hold the CPU down firmly, and then close the lever to locked the
position

2.2

Install a Heatsink

Step 1: Place the heatsink and fan assembly onto the retention frame. Match the
heatsink clip with the socket mounting-lug. Hook the spring clip to the
mounting-lug.

Step 2: On the other side, push the retention clip straight down to lock into the
plastic lug on the retention frame, and then press down the locker until it
stops.

Note1: Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector.


Note2: For proper installation, please kindly refer to the installation manual of your CPU
heatsink.
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2.3

Connect Cooling Fans

These fan headers support cooling-fans built in the computer. The fan cable and
connector may be different according to the fan manufacturer. Connect the fan
cable to the connector while matching the black wire to pin#1.

CPU_FAN1: CPU Fan Header

Pin
1
2
3
4

Assignment
Ground
+12V
FAN RPM rate sense
Smart Fan Control(By Fan)

SYS_FAN1: System Fan Header

Pin
1
2
3

Assignment
Ground
+12V
FAN RPM rate sense

Note: CPU_FAN1, SYS_FAN1 support 4-pin and 3-pin head connectors. When connecting
with wires onto connectors, please note that the red wire is the positive and should be
connected to pin#2, and the black wire is Ground and should be connected to GND.

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2.4

Install System Memory

A. DDR3 Modules

Step 1: Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward. Align a DIMM
on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the slot.

Step 2: Insert the DIMM vertically and firmly into the slot until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.

Note: If the DIMM does not go in smoothly, do not force it. Pull it all the way out and try again.

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B. Memory Capacity
DIMM Socket Location

DDR3 Module

DDR3_A1

512MB/1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB

DDR3_B1

512MB/1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB

Total Memory Size


Max is 32GB.

C. Dual Channel Memory Installation


Please refer to the following requirements to activate Dual Channel function:
Install memory module of the same density in pairs, shown in the table.
Dual Channel Status

DDR3_A1

DDR3_B1

Disabled

Disabled

Enabled

(O means memory installed, X means memory not installed.)


Note: The DRAM bus width of the memory module must be the same (x8 or x16)

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2.5

Expansion Slots

PEX16_1: PCI-Express Gen3 x16 Slot


-

PCI-Express 3.0 compliant.


Maximum theoretical realized bandwidth of 16GB/s simultaneously per
direction, for an aggregate of 32GB/s totally.
Only FM2+ processors can support PCIe 3.0.

PEX1_1: PCI-Express Gen2 x1 Slot


-

PCI-Express 2.0 compliant.


Data transfer bandwidth up to 500MB/s per direction; 1GB/s in total

Install an Expansion Card


You can install your expansion card by following steps:
1.
Read the related expansion card's instruction document before install the
expansion card into the computer.
2.
Remove your computer's chassis cover, screws and slot bracket from the
computer.
3.
Place a card in the expansion slot and press down on the card until it is
completely seated in the slot.
4.
Secure the cards metal bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw.
5.
Replace your computer's chassis cover.
6.
Power on the computer, if necessary, change BIOS settings for the
expansion card.
7.
Install related driver for the expansion card.

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2.6

Jumper Setting

The illustration shows how to set up jumpers. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is close, if not, that means the jumper is open.

Pin opened

Pin closed

Pin1-2 closed

JCMOS1: Clear CMOS Header


Placing the jumper on pin2-3, it allows user to restore the BIOS safe setting and
the CMOS data. Please carefully follow the procedures to avoid damaging the
motherboard.

Pin 1-2 Close:


Normal Operation (default).

Pin 2-3 Close:


Clear CMOS data.

Clear CMOS Procedures:


1.
2.
3.
4.

5.
6.

Remove AC power line.


Set the jumper to Pin 2-3 close.
Wait for five seconds.
Set the jumper to Pin 1-2 close.
Power on the AC.
Load Optimal Defaults and save settings in CMOS.

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2.7

Headers & Connectors

ATXPWR1: ATX Power Source Connector


For better compatibility, we recommend to use a standard ATX 24-pin power
supply for this connector. Make sure to find the correct orientation before
plugging the connector.

Pin
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

Assignment
+3.3V
-12V
Ground
PS_ON
Ground
Ground
Ground
NC
+5V
+5V
+5V
Ground

Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Assignment
+3.3V
+3.3V
Ground
+5V
Ground
+5V
Ground
PW_OK
Standby Voltage+5V
+12V
+12V
+3.3V

ATXPWR2: ATX Power Source Connector


This connector will provide +12V to CPU power circuit.
Pin
1
2
3
4

Assignment
+12V
+12V
Ground
Ground

Note1: Before you power on the system, please make sure that both ATXPWR1 and
ATXPWR2 connectors have been plugged-in.
Note2: Insufficient power supplied to the system may result in instability or the
peripherals not functioning properly. Use of a PSU with a higher power output is
recommended when configuring a system with more power-consuming devices.

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JPANEL1: Front Panel Header


This connector includes Power-on, Reset, HDD LED and Power LED
connections. It allows user to connect the PC cases front panel switch functions.

Pin

Assignment

N/A

HDD LED(+)

HDD LED(-)

Ground

Reset Control

Function
N/A
HDD LED

Reset Button

Pin

Assignment

Power LED (+)

Power LED (+)

Power LED (-)

Power Button

10

Ground

Function

Power LED

Power-On Button

JSPKR1: Chassis Speaker Header


Please connect the chassis speaker to this header.

Pin

Assignment

+5V

N/A

N/A

Speaker

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SATA1~SATA4: Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s Connectors


These connectors connect to SATA hard disk drives via SATA cables.

Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Assignment
Ground
TX+
TXGround
RXRX+
Ground

F_USB1/F_USB2: Headers for USB 2.0 Ports at Front Panel


This header allows user to connect additional USB cable on the PC front panel,
and also can be connected with a wide range of simultaneously accessible
external Plug and Play peripherals.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

14

Assignment
+5V (fused)
+5V (fused)
USBUSBUSB+
USB+
Ground
Ground
NC
Key

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F_AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio Header


This header allows user to connect the front audio output cable with the PC front
panel. This header supports HD and AC97 audio front panel connector.

Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

HD Audio
Assignment
Mic Left in
Ground
Mic Right in
GPIO
Right line in
Jack Sense
Front Sense
Key
Left line in
Jack Sense

Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

AC97
Assignment
Mic In
Ground
Mic Power
Audio Power
RT Line Out
RT Line Out
Reserved
Key
LFT Line Out
LFT Line Out

Note1: It is recommended that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to
this connector to avail of the motherboard's high definition audio capability.
Note2: Please try to disable the "Front Panel Jack Detection" if you want to use an
AC'97 front audio output cable. The function can be found via O.S. Audio Utility.

J_COM1: Serial Port Connector


The motherboard has a Serial Port Connector for connecting RS-232 Port.
Pin

Assignment

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Carrier detect
Received data
Transmitted data
Data terminal ready
Signal ground
Data set ready
Request to send
Clear to send
Ring indicator
NC

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CHAPTER 3: UEFI BIOS & SOFTWARE


3.1

3.2

UEFI BIOS Setup


For better system performance, the UEFI BIOS firmware is being
continuously updated. The UEFI BIOS information described below in this
manual is for your reference only and the actual UEFI BIOS information
and settings on board may be different from this manual
For further information of setting up the UEFI BIOS, please refer to the
UEFI BIOS Manual in the Setup DVD.

BIOS Update
There are three ways to update the BIOS:
BIOS Update Utility, BIOS Online Update Utility and BIOS Flasher.

1. BIOS Update Utility


1. Installing BIOS Update Utility from the DVD Driver.
2. Download the proper BIOS from www.biostar.com.tw .

3. Open BIOS Update Utility and


click the Update BIOS button on
the main screen.

4. A warning message will show


up to request your agreement to
start the BIOS update. Click OK to
start the update procedure.

5. Choose the location for your


BIOS file in the system. Please
select the proper BIOS file, and
then click on Open. It will take
several minutes, please be
patient.

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6. After the BIOS Update process is
finished, click on OK to reboot the
system.

7. While the system boots up and the full screen logo shows up, please press
the

<Delete> key to enter BIOS setup.

After entering the BIOS setup, please go to the Save & Exit, using the Restore
Defaults function to load Optimized Defaults, and select Save Changes and
Reset to restart the computer. Then, the BIOS Update is completed.

Backup BIOS
Click the Backup BIOS button on the
main screen for the backup of BIOS,
and select a proper location for your
backup BIOS file in the system, and
click Save.

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2. Online Update Utility


1. Installing BIOS Update Utility from the DVD Driver.
2. Please make sure the system is connected to the internet before using this
function.

3. Open BIOS Update Utility and


click the Online Update button
on the main screen.

4. An open dialog will show up to


request your agreement to
start the BIOS update. Click
Yes to start the online update
procedure.

5. If there is a new BIOS version,


the utility will ask you to
download it. Click Yes to
proceed.

6. After the download is


completed, you will be asked
to program (update) the BIOS
or not. Click Yes to proceed.

7. After the updating process is


finished, you will be asked you
to reboot the system. Click OK
to reboot.

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8. While the system boots up and the full screen logo shows up, press
<Delete> key to enter BIOS setup.
After entering the BIOS setup, please go to the Save & Exit, using the Restore
Defaults function to load Optimized Defaults, and select Save Changes and
Reset to restart the computer. Then, the BIOS Update is completed.

3. BIOSTAR BIOS Flasher


BIOSTAR BIOS Flasher is a BIOS flashing utility providing you an easy and
simple way to update your BIOS via USB pen drive.
Note1: This utility only allows storage device with FAT32/16 format and single partition.
Note2: Shutting down or resetting the system while updating the BIOS will lead to system
boot failure.

The BIOSTAR BIOS Flasher is built in the BIOS ROM. To enter the utility, press
<F12> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST) procedure while booting up.
Updating BIOS with BIOSTAR BIOS Flasher
1. Go to the website to download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard.
2. Then, copy and save the BIOS file into a USB flash (pen) drive.
3. Insert the USB pen drive that contains the BIOS file to the USB port.
4. Power on or reset the computer and then press <F12> during the POST process.

5. After entering the POST screen, the


BIOS-FLASHER utility pops out.
Choose [fs0] to search for the BIOS
file.

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6. Select the proper BIOS file, and a


message asking if you are sure to
flash the BIOS file. Click Yes to start
updating BIOS.

7. A dialog pops out after BIOS flash is


completed, asking you to restart the
system. Press the [Y] key to restart
system.

8. While the system boots up and the full screen logo shows up, press
<Delete> key to enter BIOS setup.
After entering the BIOS setup, please go to the Save & Exit, using the Restore
Defaults function to load Optimized Defaults, and select Save Changes and
Reset to restart the computer. Then, the BIOS Update is completed.

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3.3

Software

Installing Software
1. Insert the Setup DVD to the optical drive. The driver installation program would
appear if the Autorun function has been enabled.
2. Select Software Installation, and then click on the respective software title.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Note1: All the information and content about following software are subject to be changed
without notice. For better performance, the software is being continuously updated.
Note2: The information and pictures described below are for your reference only. The actual
information and settings on board may be slightly different from this manual.

Launching Software
After the installation process is completed, you will see the software icon showing on
the desktop. Double-click the icon to launch it.

eHot-Line
eHot-Line is a convenient utility that helps you to contact with our Tech-Support
system. This utility will collect the system information which is useful for analyzing the
problem you may have encountered, and then send these information to our
tech-support department to help you fix the problem.
Note: Before you use this utility, please set Outlook Express as your default e-mail client application
program.
represents important
information that you
must provide. Without
this information, you may
not be able to send out
the mail.

This block will show


the information which
would be collected in
the mail.

condition
*Describe
of your system.

your area or
*Select
the area close to you.
Provide the e-mail
address that you would
like to send the copy to.
the name of
*Provide
the memory module
manufacturer.

Provide the name of


the power supply
manufacturer and the
model no.
Send the mail out.

Exit this dialog.

Save these information to a .txt file

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After filling up this information, click Send


to send the mail out. A warning dialog would
appear asking for your confirmation; click
Send to confirm or Do Not Send to cancel.

If you want to save this information to a .txt file, click Save As and then you will
see a saving dialog appears asking you to enter file name.

Enter the file name and then click Save.


Your system information will be saved to
a .txt file.

Open the saved .txt file, you will see


your system information including
motherboard/BIOS/CPU/video/
device/OS information. This information
is also concluded in the sent mail.

Note1: We will not share customers data with any other third parties, so please feel free to
provide your system information while using eHot-Line service.
Note2: If you are not using Outlook Express as your default e-mail client application, you may
need to save the system information to a .txt file and send the file to our tech support with other
e-mail application. Go to the following web http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/about/contact.php
for getting our contact information.

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BIOScreen Utility
This utility allows you to personalize your boot logo easily. You can choose BMP as
your boot logo so as to customize your computer.

Please follow the step-by-step instructions below to update boot logo:


z

Load ImageChoose the picture as the boot logo.

TransformTransform the picture for BIOS and preview the result.

Update BiosWrite the picture to BIOS Memory to complete the update

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CHAPTER 4: USEFUL HELP


4.1

Driver Installation

After you installed your operating system, please insert the Fully Setup Driver
DVD into your optical drive and install the driver for better system performance.
You will see the following window after you insert the DVD

The setup guide will auto detect your motherboard and operating system.
Note: If this window didnt show up after you insert the Driver DVD, please use file
browser to locate and execute the file SETUP.EXE under your optical drive.

A. Driver Installation
To install the driver, please click on the Driver icon. The setup guide will list the
compatible driver for your motherboard and operating system. Click on each
device driver to launch the installation program.

B. Software Installation
To install the software, please click on the Software icon. The setup guide will
list the software available for your system, click on each software title to launch
the installation program.

C. Manual
Aside from the paperback manual, we also provide manual in the Driver DVD.
Click on the Manual icon to browse for available manual.
Note: You will need Acrobat Reader to open the manual file. Please download the latest
version of Acrobat Reader software from http://get.adobe.com/reader/

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4.2

AMI BIOS Beep Code

Boot Block Beep Codes


Number of Beeps
Continuing

Description
Memory sizing error or Memory module not found

POST BIOS Beep Codes


Number of Beeps
1
8

4.3

Description
Success booting.
Display memory error (system video adapter)

Troubleshooting
Probable

1.
2.

Solution

There is no power in the system. 1.


Power LED does not shine; the fan
of the power supply does not work 2.
Indicator light on keyboard does 3.
not shine.

Make sure power cable is securely


plugged in.
Replace cable.
Contact technical support.

System is inoperative. Keyboard lights Using even pressure on both ends of the
are on, power indicator lights are lit,
DIMM, press down firmly until the module
and hard drives are running.
snaps into place.
System does not boot from a hard disk 1.
drive, but can be booted from optical
drive.
2.

Check cable running from disk to


disk controller board. Make sure
both ends are securely plugged in;
check the drive type in the standard
CMOS setup.
Backing up the hard drive is
extremely important. All hard disks
are capable of breaking down at any
time.

System only boots from an optical


drive. Hard disks can be read,
applications can be used, but system
fails to boot from a hard disk.

1.
2.

Screen message shows Invalid


Configuration or CMOS Failure.

Review systems equipment. Make sure


correct information is in setup.

System cannot boot after user installs 1.


a second hard drive.
2.

Back up data and applications files.


Reformat the hard drive. Re-install
applications and data using backup
disks.

Set master/slave jumpers correctly.


Run SETUP program and select
correct drive types. Call the drive
manufacturers for compatibility with
other drives.

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CPU Overheated
If the system shutdown automatically after power on system for seconds,
that means the CPU protection function has been activated.
When the CPU is over heated, the motherboard will shutdown automatically
to avoid a damage of the CPU, and the system may not power on again.
In this case, please double check:
1. The CPU cooler surface is placed evenly with the CPU surface.
2. CPU fan is rotated normally.
3. CPU fan speed is fulfilling with the CPU speed.
After confirmed, please follow steps below to relief the CPU protection
function.
1. Remove the power cord from power supply for seconds.
2. Wait for seconds.
3. Plug in the power cord and boot up the system.
Or you can:
1. Clear the CMOS data.
(See Close CMOS Header: JCMOS1 section)
2. Wait for seconds.
3. Power on the system again.

4.4

RAID Functions

RAID Definitions
RAID 0:

In a RAID 0 system data are split up in blocks that get


written across all the drives in the array. By using multiple
disks (at least 2) at the same time, this offers superior I/O
performance. This performance can be enhanced further
by using multiple controllers, ideally one controller per
disk.

Features and Benefits

Drives: Minimum 2, and maximum is up to 6 or 8. Depending on the platform.

Uses: Intended for non-critical data requiring high data throughput, or any
environment that does not require fault tolerance.

Benefits: provides increased data throughput, especially for large files. No capacity
loss penalty for parity.

Drawbacks: Does not deliver any fault tolerance. If any drive in the array fails, all
data is lost.

Fault Tolerance: No.


Total Capacity: (Minimal. HDD Capacity) x (Connected HDDs Amount)
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RAID 1:

Data are stored twice by writing them to both the data


disk (or set of data disks) and a mirror disk (or set of
disks). If a disk fails, the controller uses either the data
drive or the mirror drive for data recovery and continues
operation. You need at least 2 disks for a RAID 1 array.

Features and Benefits

Drives: Minimum 2, and maximum is 2.

Uses: RAID 1 is ideal for small databases or any other application that requires fault
tolerance and minimal capacity.

Benefits: Provides 100% data redundancy. Should one drive fail, the controller
switches to the other drive.

Drawbacks: Requires 2 drives for the storage space of one drive. Performance is
impaired during drive rebuilds.

Fault Tolerance: Yes.

RAID 10:
RAID 10 combines the advantages
(and disadvantages) of RAID 0 and
RAID 1 in one single system. It
provides security by mirroring all data
on a secondary set of disks (disk 3 and
4 in the drawing below) while using
striping across each set of disks to
speed up data transfers.
Features and Benefits

Drives: Minimum 4, and maximum is 6 or 8, depending on the platform.

Benefits: Optimizes for both fault tolerance and performance, allowing for automatic
redundancy. May be simultaneously used with other RAID levels in an array, and
allows for spare disks.

Drawbacks: Requires twice the available disk space for data redundancy, the same
as RAID level 1.

Fault Tolerance: Yes.

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4.5

AMD DUAL Graphics Technology

AMD Dual Graphics Technology Introduction


When user adds a PCIE display adapter, it can be integrated with IGD to
show better performance. To make the two video devices work
simultaneously and normally, please refer to the following setting.

AMD Dual Graphics Requirement

Operating System: Windows 7 / Windows 8

Supported Dual Graphics Combinations:


Richland APUs

AMD Radeon Graphics Card

A10-Series
HD 8670D

A8-Series
HD8570D

A6-Series
HD 8470D

Oland XT, HD 8870

(Note2)

Oland Pro, HD 8850

Turks XT, HD 6670

Turks Pro, HD 6570

Caicos Pro, HD 6450

AMD Radeon Graphics Card

A10-Series
HD 7660D

A8-Series
HD7560D

A6-Series
HD 7540D

Turks XT, HD 6670

--

Turks Pro, HD 6570

--

Trinity APUs

Caicos Pro, HD 6450


- Recommended graphics cards for AMD dual-graphics

Note 1: A4-Series CPUs do not support Dual Graphics.


Note 2: Only available for DDR3 graphics memory
Note 3: The information described above in this manual is for your reference only and the
actual information and settings on board may be different from this manual. For further AMD
Dual Graphics information, please visit the following website: http://www.amd.com

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AMD Dual Graphics Setup


Step 1: Insert Dual Graphics-Ready graphics card into PEX16_1 slot.
Step 2: Set the BIOS setting as follows:
[Chipset][North Bridge][GFX Configuration]
[Surround View][Enabled]

Step 3: Install Driver DVD Chipset Driver, and reboot the system. Activate
AMD VISION Engine Control Center to make sure CrossFire has
been enabled.

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APPENDIX: Specifications In Other Languages


Arabic

FM2+/FM2 AMD A

) 100 :( thermal design power TDP.


* www.biostar.com.tw .CPU
AMD A55 FCH
. .2400(OC)/ /2133 /1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800 DDR3 .
)2600(OC

x2 . . DDR3 . DIMM 32
DIMM 512 ECC 16/8/4/2/1/ . . DDR3
* www.biostar.com.tw .
: FCH A55 AMD

x4 3 SATA /
AHCI / 10 / 1 / 0 RAID
(A58MD, A58MG), REALTEK RTL 8111G

LAN

1000 / 100 / 10 / /
(A58ML), REALTEK RTL 8106E
100 / 10 / /

ALC662
5.1

A55

USB

8 x 4 ) 2.0 USB 4 (

FCH AMD

x1 PCIe x1
x 1 16 x3.0 PCIe
PS/2 x 1
PS/2 x 1

x 1 VGA
x 1 (A58MD) DVI
x 1 LAN
x 4 2.0 USB
x 3

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3 x SATA 4 /
x2 ) 2.0 USB ( 2.0 USB
4 x 1
24 x1

x 1
x1
x 1
x1
x1
x1
x 1

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/ windows xp / 7 8
BIOSTAR .

Motherboard Manual

French
Spcifications
Interface de connexion FM2+/FM2 pour srie A AMD
Support Unit

Enveloppe thermique Unit Centrale maximum : 100Watt

Centrale

* Veuillez vous reporter www.biostar.com.tw pour la liste des supports modles


d'Unit Centrale.

Jeu de puces

AMD A55 FCH


Supporte mmoire DDR3 double canal 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133/
2400(OC)/ 2600(OC)

Mmoire

Banc de mmoire 2 x DDR3 DIMM, Supporte max. jusqu une mmoire de 32 GB


Chaque module DIMM supporte module DDR3 non-ECC 512MB/ 1/ 2/ 4/ 8/ 16 GB
* Veuillez vous reporter www.biostar.com.tw pour la liste des soutien de la
mmoire.
AMD A55 FCH

Stockage

Connecteur 4 x SATA 3Gb/s


Supporte systme RAID 0,1,10 & AHCI
Realtek RTL 8111G (A58MD, A58MG)
10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto ngociation, capacit bidirectionnelle l'alternat /

Rseau local

bidirectionnelle simultane
Realtek RTL 8106E (A58ML)
10/ 100 Mb/s auto ngociation, capacit bidirectionnelle l'alternat / bidirectionnelle
simultane

Codec audio

USB

ALC662
Canaux 5.1, coute audio de haute dfinition
AMD A55 FCH
Port 8x USB 2.0 (4 sur les I/O arrires et 4 en interne)

Connecteur

1x PCIe x1 Fente

dextension

1x PCIe 3.0 x16 Fente


1x PS/2 Clavier
1x PS/2 Souris
1x Port VGA

I/O arrires

1x Port DVI (A58MD)


1x port LAN
4x Port USB 2.0
3x entres audio

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A58MD/A58MG/A58ML
Spcifications
4x Connecteur SATA 3.0Gb/s
2x embases USB 2.0 (chaque embase supporte 2 Ports USB 2.0)
1x 4-Broche de carte
1x 24-Broche de carte
1x Connecteur ventilateur unit centrale
I/O en interne

1x Connecteur ventilateur systme


1x Fiche panneau avant
1x Fiche audio avant
1x Fiche mmoire CMOS vide
1x Embase port srie
1x Connecteur Audio du panneau avant

Facteur
d'encombrement

Facteur d'encombrement microATX, 218 mm x 174 mm


Windows XP / 7 / 8

Support SE

Biostar se rserve le droit dajouter ou d'enlever le support pour toute SE avec ou


sans pravis.

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German
Spezifikationen
Anschluss-FM2+/FM2 fr AMD A-Serie
CPU-Untersttzung

Maximale CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power): 100 Watt

Chipset

AMD A55 FCH

* Bitte konsultieren Sie www.biostar.com.tw fr CPU-Untersttzungsliste

Untersttzt zweikanaliges DDR3 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133/ 2400(OC)/
2600(OC)
Festplattenspeicher

2 x DDR3 DIMM-SpeicherSlot, Max. Utersttzung bis zu 32 GB-Speicher


Jedes DIMM untersttzt nicht-ECC 512MB/ 1/ 2/ 4/ 8/ 16 GB DDR3-Module
* Bitte konsultieren Sie www.biostar.com.tw fr fr Speicheruntersttzung Liste.
AMD A55 FCH:

Arbeitsspeicher

4x SATA 3Gb-Verbindung
Untersttzt RAID 0,1,10 & AHCI
Realtek RTL 8111G (A58MD, A58MG)

LAN

10/ 100/ 1000 Mb Auto-Negotiation, Halb- / Voll-Duplex-fhig


Realtek RTL 8106E (A58ML)
10/ 100/ 1000 Mb Auto-Negotiation, Halb- / Voll-Duplex-fhig

Audio-Codec

USB

ALC662
5.1 Kanle, HD-Audio
AMD A55 FCH:
8x USB 2.0-Port (4 hintere I/Os und 4 via interne Header)

Erweiterungsanschl

1x PCIe x1-Slot

sse

1x PCIe 3.0 x16-Slot


1x PS/2-Maus
1x PS/2-Keyboard
1x VGA-Port

Hintere I/Os

1x DVI-Port (A58MD)
1x LAN-Port
4x USB 2.0-Port
3x Audio Jack

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Spezifikationen
4x SATA 3.0Gb/s-Verbinung
2x USB 2.0-Header (jeder Header untersttzt 2 USB 2.0-Ports)
1x 4-Pin-Stromverbindung
1x 24-Pin-Stromverbindung
1x CPU-Ventilatorverbindung
Interne I/Os

1x System-Ventilatorverbindung
1x Header fr Frontpanel
1x Header fr Frontaudio
1x Header fr klares CMOS
1x Serieller Port-Header
1x Chassis Lautsprecher-Header

Formfaktor
OS-Untersttzung

microATX Formfaktor, 218 mm x 174 mm


Windows XP / 7 / 8
Biostar reserves the right to add or remove support for any OS with or without notice.

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Italian
Specificazioni
Slot FM2+/FM2 per processore AMD serie-A

Supporto
processore

Alimentazione di Proiezione Termico (TDP Thermal Design Power): 100Watt


* Si prega di consultare www.biostar.com.tw per la lista di supporto del
processore.

Tipo scheda

AMD A55 FCH


Supporta DDR3 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133/ 2400(OC)/ 2600(OC) Doppio
Canale

Memoria

2 x DDR3 DIMM Slot di Memoria Supporta fino a 32 GB Memoria


Ogni DIMM supporta non-ECC 512MB/ 1/ 2/ 4/ 8/ 16 GB DDR3 moduli
* Si prega di consultare www.biostar.com.tw per la lista di supporto del memoria.
AMD A55 FCH:

Memorizzazione

Connettore 4x SATA 3Gb/s


Supporta RAID 0,1,10 & AHCI
Realtek RTL 8111G (A58MD, A58MG)

Catena

10/ 100/ 1000 Mb auto negoziazione, capacita di duplex Meta / Completo


Realtek RTL 8106E (A58ML)
10/ 100 Mb auto negoziazione, capacita di duplex Meta / Completo

Codec Audio

USB

Slot di espansione

ALC662
Canali Audio di Alta Definizione 5.1
Piattaforma AMD A55 FCH:
Slot 8x USB 2.0 (4 nei ingressi/ uscite posteriore e 4 da distributori interni)
Slot 1x PCIe x1
Slot 1x PCIe 3.0 x16
Mouse 1x PS/2
Tastiera 1x PS/2
Slot 1x VGA

Ingressi/ Uscite
Posteriore

Slot 1x DVI (A58MD)


Slot 1x LAN
Slot 4x USB 2.0
Jack audio 3x

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A58MD/A58MG/A58ML
Specificazioni
Connettore 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s
Distributore 2x USB 2.0(ogni distributore supporta 2 slot USB 2.0)
Connettore con 4 pin x1
Connettore con 24 pin x1
Connettore Ventilatore processore x1
Ingressi/ Uscite
Interni

Connettore Ventilatore Sistema x1


Distributore Pannello Frontale x1
Distributore Audio Frontale x1
Distributore CMOS Diretto x1
Distributore Slot Serie x1
Distributore casse telaio x1

Fattore di Forma

Fattore di Forma microATX, 218 mm x 174 mm


Windows XP / 7 / 8

Supporto SO

Biostar si riserva il diritto di aggiungere o ritirare il supporto per qualsiasi


SO con o senza preavviso.

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Japanese

AMD A- Socket FM2+/FM2


CPU

CPU TDP Thermal Design Power :100 W


*CPU www.biostar.com.tw

AMD A55 FCH


DDR3 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133/ 2400(OC)/ 2600(OC)

2 x DDR3 DIMM 32 GB

DIMM -ECC 512MB/ 1/ 2/ 4/ 8/ 16 GB DDR3

*www.biostar.com.tw

AMD A55 FCH:

4x SATA 3Gb/s
RAID 0,1,10 & AHCI
Realtek RTL 8111G (A58MD, A58MG)

LAN

10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s /


Realtek RTL 8106E (A58ML)
10/ 100 Mb/s /

ALC662

5.1 ,

USB

AMD A55 FCH:


8x USB 2.0 ( I/O 4 4)
1x PCIe x1
1x PCIe 3.0 x16
1x PS/2
1x PS/2
1x VGA

I/O

1x DVI (A58MD)
1x LAN
4x USB 2.0
3x

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A58MD/A58MG/A58ML

4x SATA 3.0Gb/s
2x USB 2.0 (2 USB 2.0 )
1x 4-Pin
1x 24-Pin
1x CPU
I/O

1x
1x
1x
1x CMOS
1x
1x


OS

microATX 218 mm x 174 mm


Windows XP / 7 / 8
Biostar OS

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Polish
Specyfikacje techniczne
Gniazdo procesora (Socket) FM2+/FM2 dla procesorw AMD seria-A
Obsuga procesora

Moc Wydzielanego Ciepa (TDP - Thermal Design Power): 100Watt


* Prosz sprawdzi list obsugiwanych procesorw na stronie internetowej

www.biostar.com.tw
Rodzaj pyty

AMD A55 FCH


Obsuga pamici DDR3 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133/ 2400(OC)/ 2600(OC)
Dwukanaowa
2 x DDR3 DIMM Pami Gniazda procesora (Slot), Maksymalna wielko pamici 32

Pami

GB
Kady DIMM obsuguje jeden modu non-ECC 512MB/ 1/ 2/ 4/ 8/ 16 GB DDR3
* Prosz sprawdzi list obsugiwanych pami na stronie internetowej

www.biostar.com.tw
AMD A55 FCH:
Przechowywanie

Zcze 4x SATA 3Gb/s


Obsuga RAID 0,1,10 & AHCI
Ukad RTL 8111G (A58MD, A58MG)

LAN

10/ 100/ 1000 Mb auto negocjacja, pojemno dupleks Poowe / Peny


Ukad RTL 8106E (A58ML)
10/ 100 Mb auto negocjacja, pojemno dupleks Poowe / Peny

Codec Audio

ALC662
Kanay Audio wysokiej Definicji 5.1
Pyta AMD A55 FCH:

USB

8 x zcza USB 2.0 (4 przez tylne porty wejcia/ wyjcia oraz 4 przez wewntrzne
porty)

Zcza rozszerze

zcza 1x PCIe x1 (Slot)


zcza 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (Slot)
Myszka 1x PS/2
Klawiatura 1x PS/2
Port 1x VGA

Tylne porty wejcia/


wyjcia

Port 1x DVI (A58MD)


Port 1x LAN
Porty 4x USB 2.0
Porty audio 3x

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A58MD/A58MG/A58ML
Specyfikacje techniczne
Zcza 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s
Zcza 2x USB 2.0 (kade zcze obsuguje dodatkowe 2 porty USB 2.0)
Zcza 4 pionowe x 1
Zcza 24 pionowe x 1
Wewntrzne porty
wejcia/ wyjcia

Zcze wentylatora CPU x 1


Zcze wentylatora obudowy x 1
Zcze przedniego panelu x1
Zcze audio przedniego panelu x1
Zcze bezporednie CMOS x1
Port szeregowy x1
zcze gonikw Podwozie x1

Obudowa

Obudowa microATX, 218 mm x 174 mm


Windows XP / 7 / 8

Obsuga OS

Biostar zastrzega sobie prawo do dodania lub wycofania obsugi dla OS, z
wypowiedzeniem lub bez wypowiedzenia.

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Portuguese
Especificaes
Porta FM2+/FM2 para processador AMD srie-A
Suporte
Processador

Alimentao de Design Trmico (TDP Thermal Design Power): 100Watt


* Por favor consulte www.biostar.com.tw para obter uma lista de suporte do
processador.

Tipo Placa Me

AMD A55 FCH


Suporta DDR3 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133/ 2400(OC)/ 2600(OC) Canal Duplo
2 x DDR3 DIMM Slot de memria Suporta at 32 GB Memria

Memria

Cada DIMM suporta non-ECC 512MB/ 1/ 2/ 4/ 8/ 16 GB DDR3 mdulo


* Por favor consulte www.biostar.com.tw para obter uma lista de suporte do
memria.
AMD A55 FCH:

Armazenamento

Conector 4x SATA 3Gb/s


Suporta RAID 0,1,10 & AHCI
Realtek RTL 8111G (A58MD, A58MG)

LAN

10/ 100/ 1000 Mb auto negociao, capacidade duplex Metade / Cheio


Realtek RTL 8106E (A58ML)
10/ 100 Mb auto negociao, capacidade duplex Metade / Cheio

Codec de Audio

USB

Slots de expanso

ALC662
Canais de udio de Alta Definio 5.1
Plataforma AMD A55 FCH:
Porta 8x USB 2.0 (4 nas entradas/sadas traseiras e 4 pelos Dispositivos internos)
Porta 1x PCIe x1
Porta 1x PCIe 3.0 x16
Mouse 1x PS/2
Teclado 1x PS/2
Porta 1x VGA

Entradas/Sadas
no painel traseiro

Porta 1x DVI (A58MD)


Porta 1x LAN
Porta 4x USB 2.0
Soquete audio 3x

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A58MD/A58MG/A58ML
Especificaes
Conector 4x SATA 3.0Gb/s
Dispositivo 2x USB 2.0 (cada Dispositivo suporta 2 portas USB 2.0)
Conector de 4 pinos x1
Conector de 24 pinos x1
Conector de Ventoinha processador x1
Conectores na
placa

Conector de Ventoinha Sistema x1


Dispositivo Painel Frontal x1
Dispositivo de Audio Frontal x1
Dispositivo CMOS Direct x1
Dispositivo Porta Srie x1
Chassis Speaker Header x1

Fator de Frma

Fator de Frma microATX, 218 mm x 174 mm


Windows XP / 7 / 8

Suporte OS

Biostar reserva seu direito de adicionar ou retirar o suporte para qualquer OS com ou
sem notificao.

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Russian

FM2+/FM2 AMD A

(TDP): 100
*

www.biostar.com.tw.
AMD A55 FCH
DDR3 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133/ 2400(OC)/
2600(OC)

2 DDR3 DIMM, 32
DIMM -ECC 512 / 1/ 2/ 4/ 8/ 16
DDR3
* www.biostar.com.tw.
AMD A55 FCH:

4x SATA 3 /
RAID 0,1,10 & AHCI
Realtek RTL 8111G (A58MD, A58MG)

10/ 100/ 1000 /, /


Realtek RTL 8106E (A58ML)
10/ 100 /, /

USB

ALC662
5.1,
AMD A55 FCH:
8 USB 2.0 (4 - 4 )
1x PCIe x1
1x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 PS/2
1 PS/2
1 VGA

1 DVI (A58MD)
1
4 USB 2.0
3

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A58MD/A58MG/A58ML

4x SATA 3 /
2 USB 2.0 ( 2 USB 2.0)
1 4-
1 24-
1
.
-

1
1
1
1 Clear CMOS
1
1

- microATX, 218 x 174


Windows XP / 7 / 8

Biostar ,
.

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Spanish
Especificaciones
Ranura FM2+/FM2 para procesador AMD serie - A
Compatibilidad
con el procesador

Alimentacin de Proyeccin Trmica (TDP Thermal Design Power): 100Watt


*Por favor consultar con www.biostar.com.tw para la lista de compatibilidad con el
procesador.

Tipo de Placa

AMD A55 FCH


Soporta DDR3 800/ 1066/ 1333/ 1600/ 1866/ 2133/ 2400(OC)/ 2600(OC) Doble Canal
2x DDR3 DIMM Ranura de memoria Soporta hasta 32 GB Memoria

Memoria

Cada DIMM soporta un modulo non-ECC 512MB/ 1/ 2/ 4/ 8/ 16 GB DDR3


*Por favor consultar con www.biostar.com.tw para la lista de compatibilidad con el
memoria.
AMD A55 FCH:

Almacenamiento
de informacin

Conector 4x SATA 3Gb/s


Soporta RAID 0,1,10 & AHCI
Realtek RTL 8111G (A58MD, A58MG)

LAN

10/ 100/ 1000 Mb/s auto negociacin, capacidad dplex Mitad/Completo


Realtek RTL 8106E (A58ML)
10/ 100 Mb/s auto negociacin, capacidad dplex Mitad/Completo

Cdec Audio

ALC662
Canales Audio de Alta Definicin 5.1
Plataforma AMD A55 FCH:

USB

Ranura 8x USB 2.0 (4 en las entradas/salidas posteriores y 4 por los distribuidores


internos)

Ranuras de

Ranura 1x PCIe x1

Extincin

Ranura 1x PCIe 3.0 x16


Ratn 1x PS/2
Teclado 1x PS/2
Ranura 1x VGA

Panel trasero de
E/S

Ranura 1x DVI (A58MD)


Ranura 1x LAN
Ranura 4x USB 2.0
Socket audio 3x

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A58MD/A58MG/A58ML
Especificaciones
Conector 4x SATA 3Gbs
Distribuidor 2x USB 2.0 (cada distribuidor soporta 2 ranuras USB 2.0)
Conector con 4 patillas x1
Conector con 24 patillas x1
Conector Ventilador procesador x1
Conectores en
placa

Conector Ventilador Sistema x1


Distribuidor Panel Frontal x1
Distribuidor Audio Frontal x1
Distribuidor CMOS Directo x1
Distribuidor Ranura Serie x1
Cabezal del altavoz del chasis x1

Factor de Forma

Factor de Forma microATX, 218 mm x 174 mm


Windows XP / 7 / 8

Soporte OS

Biostar reserva su derecho de aadir o retirar el soporte para cada OS con o sin
notificacin.

2013/08/27

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